For sale is a pair of gorgeous gloss black Kharma DB-11S speakers in excellent condition. There are no visible marks or blemishes, but I am conservatively rating the condition as 8/10.
Rarely available used, these world class speakers are, as Jonathan Valin stated"one of the great speaker bargains in the ultra-high end'.
Jim Hannon describes the sound of the speakers very accurately in his 2015 review:
"The luscious harmonic richness of the Elegance dB11-S does not come at the expense of fine detail retrieval or transparency, nor does it blunt or soften the leading edges of transients. For example, massed strings in Debussy’s Iberia [RCA/Classic Records] still had plenty of bite, as they do in a live performance, but there was no added shrillness. While Mercury recordings might not have sounded particularly lush, one could better appreciate the mastery of the Robert and Wilma Cozart Fine recording team without being driven out the room."
"When I listened to Hyperion Knight performing Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata (Op. 53) and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka on a nine-foot concert grand piano [Wilson Audio], there was no compression on very loud dynamic peaks and hard transients, the bass had realistic weight and extension, and the leading edges of transients were reproduced with outstanding clarity and without any smearing. One could literally hear the hammers striking the strings! The sound came closer to my own concert grand piano than any other speaker system I have had in my house"
Regarding the unique Kharma engineered Omega7 midrange driver:
"This extremely natural midrange driver, fully engineered by Kharma, may be the best I’ve heard in any loudspeaker. It combines terrific quickness and fine detail retrieval, along with a richness that the marque’s previous ceramic midranges lacked. The harmonics are more natural, with higher resolution and better-defined layering."
An extraordinary speaker for those seeking extremely high resolution and effortless dymanics without a trace of the dry, analytical character prevalent in certain 'reference class' speakers.
The speakers will ship freight in their in original wood crates. Crated shipping weight is over 500 pounds. Please inquire for insured shipping fees to your location.
No trades accepted.
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